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ASUS Debuts First Foldable Laptop with ZenBook 17 Fold OLED

by Duey Guison  January 6, 2022

With foldable devices slowly becoming the future, ASUS is the second computer brand to have a foldable device with the ZenBook 17 OLED. Unlike Lenovo’s implementation with the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the ZenBook 17 OLED is significantly bigger with its 17.3-inch flexible OLED touchscreen display that takes up a form factor of a typical 12.5-inch laptop when folded.

The 17.3-inch OLED display has a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 2.5k resolution. The middle fold results in two 12.5-inch Full HD displays with a 3:2 aspect ratio. Key to its design is a precision-engineered 180-degree hinge that allows the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED to be utilized in various usage modes.

As a top-notch display, the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED covers 100% of the DCI-P3 Gamut and is Pantone Validated, on top of support for Dolby Vision HDR.

Like Lenovo’s implementation, the ZenBook 17 can be used with either a virtual keyboard or ASUS’ ErgoSense Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad. The keyboard offers a 1.4mm key travel for its dished key caps, making it comfortable to use for long typing sessions.

The ZenBook 17 Fold OLED has a 5-megapixel webcam with an IR camera for secure logins with Windows Hello and a color sensor, Harman Kardon-tuned quad speakers, and ASUS’ 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) technology for clearer video calls. 

The ZenBook 17 Fold OLED offers top-tier performance with 12th-gen Core i7 U-series processors, Iris Xe integrated graphics, up to 16GB RAM, and up to 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. You also get two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 4, along with a 75wHr battery.

The ASUS ZenBook 17 Fold OLED will be available for purchase by mid-2022.

 

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